The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 1,679 new COVID-19 cases discovered in South Africa on Wednesday, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,717,067.
This increase represents a positive rate of 6.4 percent.
NICD is a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, which continues to provide laboratory-based surveillance to inform the public health responses to COVID-19 in South Africa.
Due to ongoing audit exercises by the National Department of Health (NDoH), deaths are likely to accumulate on COVID-19.
The NDoH reported 44 deaths on Wednesday, with six of them occurring during the last 24 to 48 hours. This puts the overall number of fatalities at 100,020.
A total of 23,809,344 tests were performed in the public and private sectors.
The majority of new cases on Wednesday were from Gauteng with 41 percent, followed by Western Cape which accounted for 22 percent.
Kwa-Zulu Natal accounted for 21 percent, Eastern Cape accounted for 5 percent, and Free State, Mpumalanga, and North West each accounted for 3 percent respectively; Limpopo accounted for 2 percent, and Northern Cape accounted for 1pecent.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 3 717 067 with 1 679 new cases reported. Today 44 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 100 020 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 603 348 with a recovery rate of 96,9% pic.twitter.com/GOgZ9I1oAo
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 30, 2022